260-2 In-Ground Sungrabber 80,000 BTU's Solar Pool Heating System
Fafco 260-2 In-Ground Sungrabber 80,000 BTU's Solar Pool Heating System
Sungrabber captures free renewable energy from the sun to heat your pool, reduce your water heating bill and reduce the amount of electricity you use.Sungrabber has a product specifically designed to meet your solar pool heating needs for an in ground pool. Sungrabber solar pool heaters feature premium quality, superior technology, highest-rated performance and second to none reliability. It simply works—and keeps on working—so you can enjoy evening swims from early spring through late fall in luxurious warm water.
- Raises water temperature by 10 degrees or more
- Gives you a longer swim season
- The Sungrabber Solar Pool Heater works with both in ground and above ground pools
- Dramatically reduces pool heating costs
- Works with most existing pool pumps
- Helps protect you from rising energy costs by using free renewable energy from the sun to heat your pool water
- Adds value to your home, paying for itself within 2 to 4 years
Features of the Fafco 260-2 In-Ground Sungrabber 80,000 BTU's Solar Pool Heating System
- Polymer solar collectors are efficient, lightweight and flexible
- 10-year, worry-free solar collector warranty
- Highest rated performance
- Proudly manufactured in the USA
Sungrabber is Environmentally Friendly
- Reduces reliance on fossil fuels by decreasing the amount of electricity and natural gas used to heat water
- Reduces carbon footprint by lowering the CO2 emissions from conventional pool heaters
- Increases the use of an infinitely renewable source of energy—the sun
How Sungrabber Heats your Pool using Solar Engery
- The system is designed to be installed horizontally (20' long panels) or vertically (10' and 12' long panels)
- Your pool pump sends unheated water from the pool through the patented polymer solar collectors in the Sungrabber Solar Pool Heater.
- The solar collectors transfer the sun's heat to the water as the water flows through them.
- Warm, solar-heated water flows back into your pool and continuously circulates until it reaches the desired temperature.
- During the day, between 2°F and 5°F of heat is added each time your pool water circulates through the solar panel(s).
- If your pool water is too warm, circulate the pool water through the solar panel at night to cool your pool!
Why is Sungrabber your best Choice?
SunGrabber's patented tube-to-tube construction and water metering system provides even flow and heating along the entire width and length of the solar panel. These features eliminate inefficient hot spots associated with other solar brands.
- Pool water enters the header and travels through the metering holes into the subplenum without creating excessive additional backpressure on the pool pump.
- The subplenum evenly distributes pool water simultaneously to every panel tube.
- The pool water then flows down the panel creating a fully-wetted surface that is in touch with the sun's solar heat.
- A balanced fully-wetted surface optimizes transfer of the sun's available solar heat to your pool water.
Contents in the Box
- QTY 2: 2' x 20" in-ground solar panel
- QTY 3: 60" mounting straps
- QTY 9: 2" x 1/4" mounting screws
- QTY 2: 1.5" rubber coupler
- QTY 4: 1.5" hose clamp
- Note: Additional Parts Required: (1) - 267 System Kit,PVC Solvent Primer/Cement, Teflon Tape, Roofing Mastic, and plumbing from roof to pool equipment.
An effective solar pool heating system can be installed for almost any pool in any location. Your Sungrabber dealer is the best resource to determine the ideal installation for your individual home and pool configuration.
In addition to where you live, there are a number of factors that are considered when optimizing a solar pool heating system.
Factor 1: What is the ideal orientation for solar collectors?
| Orientation|| Explanation|
| South|| The ideal orientation for your solar collectors is a south-facing pitched roof,|
near the pool, with enough space for mounting the required number of collectors.
| West|| An installation on a west-facing roof works well for summer heating,|
in some installations the collector area may need to be increased.
| East|| Eastern exposures tend to be less effective and, therefore, less economical.|
Increasing the collector area is the recommended approach for an eastern orientation.
| North|| Northern exposures are not usually recommended,|
except in certain areas of the country.
The modular nature of the solar collector makes it easy to tailor the system to a specific site. Be certain that the orientation you select is not shaded by trees or other structures. Remember, the effectiveness of a solar system is directly dependent on the amount of direct sunlight that the solar collectors receive.
Factor 2: What is the best inclination for the solar collectors?
| Season|| Inclination|
| Year-Round|| Equal to the latitude of the installation location. For example, the collectors for an installation in Tampa, Florida would be a 27-degree angle since Tampa is located at 27 degrees latitude.|
| Summer|| Equal to the latitude minus 10 to 15 degrees.|
| Winter|| Equal to the latitude plus 10 to 15 degrees.|
Factor 3: How many solar collectors will I need for an inground pool?
The "rule of thumb" for sizing a solar pool heating system is 60% to 80% of the pool's surface area in solar collectors. For example, a 480 square foot pool (32 feet by 15 feet) needs 288 to 384 square feet of solar collector area.
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